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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. In Ma Than E's essay, why did Suu Kyi leave London for Rangoon?
(a) Because of the political struggle.
(b) To be at her mother's bedside.
(c) She was called to lead the people.
(d) She was homesick.
2. In Ma Than E's essay, who accepts the Sakharov award for Aung San Suu Kyi?
(a) Suu Kyi's husband.
(b) Suu Kyi's 13-year-old son Kim.
(c) U Than Tun.
(d) Ma Than E.
3. In Suu Kyi's letter to the editor dated 14 April 1989, what do the Burmese people deserve?
(a) More than the leading party's "inefficiency, corruption, and misuse of power."
(b) A government that is "responsive, representative, and responsible."
(c) A future that is "safe, hopeful, and enduring."
(d) A coutry that is "vibrant, stable, and economically sound."
4. In Suu Kyi's open letter dated September 26, 1988, what occasion does she want people to act upon her request ?
(a) The next meeting of the Burmese State Peace and Development Council.
(b) The General Debate.
(c) A visit by the director of the Office of the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights.
(d) The trial of seven innocents.
5. Who does Suu Kyi ask to press about the human rights violations in Burma in her open letter dated September 26, 1988?
(a) Ambassadors from countries recognized by the Burmese government.
(b) World Leaders.
(c) The citizens of the world.
(d) The members of the United Nations General Assembly
6. In her speech delivered at a pagoda in Myitkyina, Kachin State on April 27, 1989, what does Suu Kyi stress to the ethnic groups in Burma?
(a) That the groups should be strive to maintain their cultural identities.
(b) That the ethnic groups must work together to form a viable union.
(c) That democracy is the vehicle in which their ethnic backgrounds will be truly represented.
(d) That their ethnic identities should be homogenized in order to have a more united front.
7. What does Aung San Suu Kyi mean by courage in her speech delivered at a pagoda in Myitkyina, Kachin State on April 27, 1989?
(a) To leave the familiar to embrace the new, yet unknown.
(b) To remain steadfast in the face of adversity.
(c) To do what is one's right even while afraid.
(d) Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.
8. What was the next step the government took toward Suu Kyi according to Josef Silverstein?
(a) The people of Burma would be arrested for having contact with Suu Kyi.
(b) Her supporters began to disappear during the night.
(c) Suu Kyi's supporters were exhiled.
(d) The government began attacking her personally.
9. What other organizations has Suu Kyi made appeals about the violation of human rights in Burma?
(a) Amnesty International and the National Commission of Jurists.
(b) Internation Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance and the Lautaro Lodge.
(c) Human Rights Watch and Genocide Watch.
(d) Commonweath of Nations and No Peace Without Justice.
10. In Suu Kyi's open letter dated September 26, 1988, when was the occasion to address human rights violations to occur?
(a) Two weeks.
(b) Three months.
(c) One month.
(d) The following day.
11. In an interview with Dominic Falder on AsiaWeek in July 1989, what is Suu Kyi's response to the question, "what would happen after the elections, if there were elections?"
(a) "The NLD would win by a landslide."
(b) "We shall see if justice would be served."
(c) "We would never have an election."
(d) "We don't know. This is the problem."
12. What was the second reason why Suu Kyi submitted her papers for candidacy for the election in May 1990?
(a) To exalt Burma to a place of honour in the global community.
(b) From a desire to help fulfill the just aspirations of the people.
(c) To fulfill her political aspirations.
(d) To further her father's dreams of a free and democratic Burma.
13. Where is the place Suu Kyi describes in her letter to the editor dated January 21, 1989 located?
(a) On the Irrawaddy Delta.
(b) On the Shan Plateau.
(c) In the Arakan Mountains.
(d) On the Bay of Bengal.
14. According to Josef Silverstein, how did Aung San Suu Kyi become the spokesperson for a democratic movement in a matter of weeks?
(a) Because of her name.
(b) She had a contact at the Burma national press.
(c) The NLD party leaders promoted her.
(d) She had a rigorous schedule for political rallies.
15. What organization is holding the event that Suu Kyi wants people to act upon her request?
(a) The Burmese Tribunal.
(b) The International Court of Justice.
(c) The Burmese Government.
(d) The United Nations General Assembly.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Suu Kyi in her speech on December 3, 1988, for what do the people of Burma have a responsibility?
2. What happened after Suu Kyi submitted her papers to stand for election in May 1990?
3. Where do Ann Pasternak Slater and Aung San Suu Kyi first meet?
4. In Suu Kyi's speech on December 3, 1988, what are Suu Kyi's beliefs about democracy in Burma?
5. How does Aung San Suu Kyi conclude her speech that she delivered at a pagoda in Myitkyina, Kachin State on April 27, 1989?
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